Monthly Archives: October 2011

Men like YA books too

Last Tuesday my local library, the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, sponsored me as their guest at the Illinois Library Association conference in Rosemont Illinois. While there, one of my readers came up to me and told me he was almost … Continue reading

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Doing The Happy Dance

Last week I discovered something about my novel, PULL. Somebody out there really likes it. And, they have nominated the book for two really big honors. PULL is a nominee in the Cybils Awards Young Adult Fiction category. This is … Continue reading

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Yes Boys Do Read

Advertisers will tell you, it’s always easier and more cost effective to keep an existing customer than to go out and find a new one, or try recapturing a lost one. So it is with readers. No, I’m not talking … Continue reading

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A few weeks ago I posted on the problems with prologues. I admit I’ve seen some awesome prologues in published works. I’ve also seen some great ones written by unpublished writers. Even the best have problems. I remember a prologue … Continue reading

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